This year Tiruvannamalai has had very little rain. The monsoon season we were eagerly waiting for, never seemed to happen. And even though its rather nice to have continually azure blue skies, and a toasty sun -- it does mean that the farmers will have crop difficulties next year.
Tiruvannamalai has several major reservoirs, that act as catchment areas for the water pouring down Arunachala during heavy rains. One of the major catchment areas, and a main source for water for the area is the Samudram Eri.
The first photograph below shows a Samudram Eri in a previous year, with a good supply of water.
In comparison the next sequence of photographs were taken recently and show, except for several ponds and large puddles, an almost dry Samudram Eri.
|Where's the water gone?|
|Oscar having a bask in the sun|
|Some puddles at the back of Winnie|
|Caspar tracking rabbits|